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'The Business of Health Care Report'

A Look Back: THR Accomplishments in 2007

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

2007 has been a year of vision, reflection and growth for Texas Health Resources. We celebrated our 10th anniversary as a health care system, and we laid the foundation for the future, embarking on an ambitious, 10-year strategic plan designed to transform the delivery of health care in North Texas.

We continued our $1.5 billion construction plan to meet the health care needs of North Texas. But the vast majority of bricks and mortar added this year have been expansions of existing facilities that have served the health care needs of North Texans for decades. Arlington Memorial Hospital opened the $76 million Tom Vandergriff Surgical Tower, the largest expansion in the hospital's 49-year history.

In Tarrant County, Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Harris Methodist Northwest opened a sports rehabilitation center.

In Dallas County, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas made significant progress on a $200 million bed tower scheduled for completion in 2009.

In Collin County, Presbyterian Hospital of Allen opened a wound care center, and Harris Methodist Springwood Hospital opened an outpatient mental health and addiction treatment center. Presbyterian Hospital of Plano also expanded its deMilleville Pediatric Unit and added pediatric hospitalists around-the-clock to coordinate care for children.

These are just a few highlights of our growth in 2007 to better serve your health care needs.

For Texas Health Resources and its faith-based hospitals – Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial – I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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